Monthly Giving Program

Help make 2022 the best year yet and join our monthly giving program to make a difference throughout the year!

Kelsey Dunwoodie (centre) with her mom Denise Pelton (left) and her sister Laurel Costello (right)

“I choose to support the ALS Society of BC as 3 members of my family, including our dad, passed far too young from ALS and were supported in their short battle with the disease by the Society. I participate in the monthly giving program as it’s easy to do and I know that regular, reliable contributions are very powerful for charitable organizations to be able to plan programs and services with a higher degree of confidence.” – Kelsey Dunwoodie

Tracy Mountford

“Over the years there have been several charities that my family have been familiar with, and many we had contributed to when able.  I must admit, the ALS Society was not one that was known to me at all, until this was the charity that would soon become a lifeline to our own family.  In early 2009, Mum & Dad were thriving in their retirement, finally having the time for traveling & gardening while being super grandparents to their ten young grandkids.  This was one of the greatest chapters in their lives.  Mum was 8 yrs into her retirement when she began experiencing symptoms of ALS.

I was with my parents at the ALS Clinic when Mum’s diagnosis was confirmed.  It was heartbreaking to see her trying to hold it together for us, while Dad looked completely overwhelmed.  For Dad, just having to move out of the old family home was enough to exhaust him.  They made the move to a small rancher that would soon need major renovations to make it all wheelchair accessible.  In such a short time, the greatest chapter in their lives had transitioned to the most challenging they could have ever imagined. We were soon introduced to the ALS Society of BC.  There was an immediate feeling of relief and hope as we now felt someone was going to be alongside us to get over the many hurdles to come.  Dad and I were invited to Caregivers’ Days where we learned valuable skills we would need, and we met other families facing similar challenges.  The equipment loaning program was vital to keeping Mum able to stay at home with medical equipment that would have been so very difficult to acquire.  We began to feel little “wins” like receiving an electric wheelchair which enabled mum to join in life’s special moments such as an Easter egg hunt with her grandchildren, or cruising along the pier at Whiterock.  To get in and out of this wheelchair required a mechanical lift, another item the society was able to loan to us. We were incredibly thankful to the society for the vital support we received.  I can only imagine the even greater challenges for younger ALS patients still needing to work and raise their families.  After mom passed away,  I decided to join the monthly donor program to help support others dealing with the challenges of living with ALS.  I know from our experience that all families coping with this devastating disease will be well taken care of.  It’s my hope that whether or not they are personally impacted by ALS, others will choose to support this great Society.”

Join the program today:

  1. Click here to make a donation
  2. Under “Monthly/Quarterly Gift”, check off “Make this a recurring gift”
  3. Select which day you would like to donate each month

OR

Click here to download a monthly giving donation form

Please send completed forms to:
ALS Society of BC
1228-13351 Commerce Parkway
Richmond, BC  V6V 2X7

Fax: 604-278-4257
Email: [email protected]